Renderings take a blend of architectural knowledge, software knowledge, a critical eye, and a great deal of patience. These renderings implement these skills through Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max, mental ray, and stress balls.
The stages of renderings evolve with the projects. The work flow typically develops as follows:
1. Architectural documents: Floor plans and elevations are constructed in Revit;
2. Furniture plans: Furniture plans are then drawn (two dimensions only) in Revit;
3. Client Presentation: The architectural elements, furnishings, and material selections are presented to the client for approval;
4. Renderings: After the client approves of selections, the building is then exported from Revit into 3DS Max and furniture modeling begins. Furniture can be modeled in either program, depending on the demands of the furniture pieces.
5. Client Presentation/Sign-off: The finished renderings are then presented for approval. Some sales are made solely on the client being able to see each piece and how it works within the room. Small adjustments are sometimes made with a second round of renderings presented.
6. Construction/Completion: Construction documents are then released to the contractors using the drawings generated in the original Revit file.
Status: Under Construction
Location: Birmingham, MI, US